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Happy Mother’s Day!

By Ilana Angel

May 11, 2014 | 9:23 am

Today is a celebration of mothers. There are no requirements to be celebrated, because being a mother is good enough. You can be a good mother, a bad mother, a mean mother, or an angelic... read on

  • Donald Sterling is an Idiot, but is he racist?

    By Ilana Angel

    May 6, 2014 | 8:59 pm

    We live in a world that is drowning in hate and a country that is not as evolved as we think when it comes to hate based on color, religion, or politics. To say that people don’t like to talk about it would be a lie because they do like to talk about it. They just don’t want to be... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Road Trip, Getting Scared & 12 Days

    By Ilana Angel

    May 1, 2014 | 10:13 am

    My son graduates high school in 1 month. Thirty-five days to be exact, and I am freaking out. He turned 18 in January, has embraced his newly reached adulthood, and is spreading his wings and getting ready to fly the coop. Last night we went out for dinner and he casually mentioned... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Boys to Men

    By Ilana Angel

    April 29, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    When you see someone everyday, changes in appearance may not be obvious. My son is becoming a man before my eyes, but it has been gradual. I sometimes look at him and marvel at how tall he is, or stare when he doesn’t shave and has a beard, and laugh if I put his slippers on to... read on

  • Dating 101: Liars & Bartenders

    By Ilana Angel

    April 27, 2014 | 10:35 pm

    I had an interesting week of dating. I met a man for lunch who was unaware of his height, age, or marital status. He was 3 inches shorter than his profile stated, 6 years older, and he is separated not divorced. What is the point of lying if you may actually meet in person one day?... read on

  • Why is Passing Gas So Funny?

    By Ilana Angel

    April 22, 2014 | 5:10 pm

    My son thinks all jokes regarding farts and poop are hilarious. Me, not so much. I suppose an unfortunately timed passing of gas can be funny, but there is nothing funny about a bowel movement. Nothing. My older sister called me this morning and she was laughing. She laughed for... read on

  • Dating 101: Being Stood Up & the Wisdom of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    By Ilana Angel

    April 20, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    I had a relaxing Saturday. I met a girlfriend for lunch, did a little shopping, had a couple of beauty appointments, and went to yoga. I was in a great mood, looked really pretty, and had a date with a man I met online. He wrote me, invited me out, seemed nice, so we made a plan to... read on

  • Dating 101: Pass Over

    By Ilana Angel

    April 17, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    I have done my fair share of dating. Sometimes I think I have dated more than any one person should, and other times I can’t get a date to save my life. At a Passover Seder this week I was asked what it is exactly that makes me pass over a man. It got me to thinking about the men I... read on

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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